When I was a kid I heard that prison inmates made license plates for cars. I also actually remember Wholesale Corsets seeing work gangs on the country highways. But for a long time after that, as far as consumer products are concerned, I didn't hear a thing about what inmates were spending their time doing. Judging from the media, it was basically either getting involved in gangs, body building, occasionally killing each other, and always the one guy out who worked as the prison librarian.
Now though I hear that prisoners are employed by cooperate America doing all sorts of odd things. For one thing, I hear that a lot of online operators for airline and software companies are actually incarcerated convicts. In fact, it seems that prisoners are making everything for everybody, from ammunition belts for the army to lingerie for a well-known realtor of women's apparel. They even make dental implants.
America now has by far the highest prison incarceration rate in the world, far above Iran, which is number thirty-three. Russia, interestingly, is second. I don't want to stir up too much debate but one has to wonder: Have American prisoners become a source of cheap (almost free) labor? Has the prison system itself become a profitable big business enterprise?lingerie live chat
Or is it just that the American people are the most criminal in the world and are simply paying their debt to society as justice mandates? It seems to me that something smells rotten not in Denmark, but right here in New Jersey. The United States incarceration rate is on average about eight times as high as the rest of the world. China, famous for its hard line, only imprisons one seventh as many people as the United States does, per capita. Something is going on here, and this writer doesn't think it has anything to do with liberty and justice for all.